The Washington State Patrol is investigating a head-on car accident on Highway 500 west of Camas in which Jaime L. Saemann, 45, of Camas was critically injured and Makayla M. Yost, 17, of Vancouver was taken to the hospital with less serious injuries.
The Columbian reports that Saemann was traveling westbound on state Highway 500 when she crossed the centerline in her Suzuki Sidekick and hit a Honda Element driven by Yost head-on.
Saemann was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center leg and facial injuries and was listed in critical condition.
Yost was taken to PeaceHealth and was treated for bruises and was being evaluated for other injuries.
Both vehicles were totaled in the head-on collision.
Head-On Auto Accidents
Head-on collisions are more deadly that other types of motor vehicle accidents because of the force involved when two vehicles are traveling at high speeds.
Many times, head-head on or cross over accidents occur when a driver is distracted, drowsy or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Injuries in Head-On Collisions
It is fortunate that there was no loss of life in this Highway 500 accident. Hopefully, both parties will recover quickly.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those who have been killed.